Empty Bowl

d00f3048b8446a0b75699d0fc3bfbd40Every two years the Art Dept, Art Club, Industrial Technology and School to Work courses here at South Ridge will combine efforts to raise money for our local Food Shelf by creating bowls (wood and clay) to be sold ($10/bowl) with soup (donated through local organizations). It is called the “South Ridge Empty Bowl Project”.

Each year in the Art Department we will be creating bowls using slump bowls, wheel-thrown bowls and hand built bowls using the coil method. Each course have different criteria required so check you courses assignment listing for details. Criteria for grading as well as inclusion in the SR Empty Bowl project include:

Overall size of the bowl – roughly 7″ – 9″ diameter x 5″ x 7″ high

Aesthetic of finished bowl – surface and glaze

Care and consideration in the studio – start up, clean up, attending to clay bowls, clear identification


Classes working with clay will have a period of time in the classroom – as an assignment – to work on their bowls. See Ms. Olson for more information.